Match ends, Gateshead 0, Macclesfield Town 3.
Macclesfield secured their first victory in nine league games as Reece Styche's hat-trick saw off play-off hopefuls Gateshead.
Styche opened the scoring after seven minutes when he rounded home keeper Sam Russell and tapped into an empty net.
He then doubled their lead from close range as the Gateshead defence failed to deal with a Danny Rowe corner.
Styche finished his excellent afternoon in the 87th minute with a powerful drive from the edge of the box.
Macclesfield remain 12th in the National League table, while Gateshead sit in ninth place, four points off the play-off positions.
- 16OnovwigunSubstituted forJohnsonat 24'minutes
- 5CurtisBooked at 35minsSubstituted forBennettat 60'minutes
- 19BowmanSubstituted forShawat 81'minutes
- 11RoweSubstituted forDiagneat 86'minutes
- 6TurnbullSubstituted forCowanat 64'minutes
- 25StycheBooked at 41minsSubstituted forSutherlandat 88'minutes
- Jason Whiteley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gateshead 0, Macclesfield Town 3.
Attempt saved. Tony Diagne (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).
Chris Sutherland (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Sutherland replaces Reece Styche.
Goal! Gateshead 0, Macclesfield Town 3. Reece Styche (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Tony Diagne replaces Danny M. Rowe.
Foul by John McCombe (Macclesfield Town).
CJ Hamilton (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Gateshead. Jon Shaw replaces Ryan Bowman.
Foul by Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town).
Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved.
Offside, Macclesfield Town. Jack Sampson tries a through ball, but Jack Sampson is caught offside.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Dan Cowan replaces Paul Turnbull because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Andre Bennett (Gateshead).
Reece Styche (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.